Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Author to speak about Idaho's role in Cold War

Phil Taubman

Former New York Times reporter and award-winning author Philip Taubman will discuss Idaho's role in reducing the Cold War threat at an evening program on Monday, Sept. 24 at the Shilo Inn Yellowstone Room in Idaho Falls.

Taubman, author of the book "The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb," will discuss his book and then join in a panel discussion about Idaho and Idaho National Laboratory's role in ending the Cold War. The program is sponsored by the Idaho Section of the American Nuclear Society and Idaho National Laboratory.

The program starts with a social half-hour at 6 p.m. when attendees will be able to purchase Taubman's book and have him autograph it. The dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and will feature a menu of chicken cordon bleu with honey glaze and Swiss cheese served with a Mornay cheese sauce served over rice, tossed green salad, steamed vegetables and chef's choice dessert.

Following Taubman's presentation, he will participate in a panel discussion about the Cold War. Mike Tyacke will moderate the panel. Other scheduled participants are Igor Bolshinsky, Ken Allen and Dan Wachs from INL as well as Stan Moses from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Cost for the dinner and program is $20 per person or $10 for full-time students. Reserve your place by close of business on Thursday to IdahoSectionANS@yahoo.com or by calling Shannon Eddins (526-0100).

Here is a link to a panel discussion Taubman hosted earlier this year featuring three former Defense Secretaries, George Schultz, William Perry and Sam Nunn: http://cisac.stanford.edu/news/video_google_talk_with_taubman_nunn_shultz_and_perry_cold_war_may_be_over_but_threat_of_nuclear_attack_persists_20120329/